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Table 5 Provider knowledge on antenatal and postnatal care components (n = 38)

From: Quality and uptake of antenatal and postnatal care in Haiti

  Number Percenta
Provider Type
 Doctor 3 7.9
 Midwife 5 13.2
 Nurse 18 47.4
 Auxiliary Nurse 10 26.3
 Student 2 5.3
Services Provided
 ANC Only 8 21.1
 PNC Only 1 7.9
 ANC and PNC 29 76.3
Antenatal Care Visit Infob
 Knew recommended total # ANC visits 18 48.7
 Knew recommended timing for all visits 9 24.3
Antenatal Care Counseling Knowledgeb
 Knew when to start discussing postpartum family planning 23 62.2
 Named three postpartum family planning methods 24 64.9
 Knew all four components of LAM 5 13.5
  Said exclusively breastfeeding 29 78.4
  Said baby < 6 months 24 64.9
  Said no period 22 59.5
  Said breastfeeding on demand 14 37.8
 Knew postpartum birth intervalc 31 83.8
 Knew 3 delivery danger signs 26 70.3
 Knew delivery location risk 30 81.1
Postnatal Care Visit Infod
 Knew recommended total # PNC visits 20 66.7
 Knew recommended timing for all Visits 0 0.0
Postnatal Care Counseling Knowledged
 Knew to examine both baby and mom 22 73.3
 Knew 3 postpartum danger signs 17 56.7
 Knew which body temperatures were abnormal 7 23.3
 Knew 3 contraception methods that could be offered immediately after delivery 19 63.3
  Birth Control Pills 16 53.3
  Depo Provera (Injectables) 11 36.7
  Male Condom 14 46.7
  Lactation amenorrhea 18 60.0
  Intrauterine Device 3 10.0
  Implant 4 13.3
  Tubal Ligation 4 13.3
  Natural Family Planning 3 10.0
  Didn’t know any types 1 3.3
  1. Abbreviations: ANC antenatal care, LAM lactational amenorrhea method, PNC postnatal care
  2. aPercentages expressed as unweighted frequencies
  3. bOnly includes those providers who provide antenatal care (n = 37)
  4. cAn answer of 2 or 3 years was considered correct
  5. dOnly Includes those providers who provide postnatal care (n = 30)